Original: The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Director: Nora Ephron
Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton, Greg Kinnear, Steve Zahn, Dave Chappelle, Dabney Coleman
Yes, we’re big fans of You’ve Got Mail, the sappy, mushy romantic comedy starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Got a problem with that? Well, you shouldn’t, because the late Nora Ephron’s uplifting story of a man and a woman falling in love over E-mails is hard to dislike once you’ve given in to its immediate charms.
Not to mention, You’ve Got Mail represents the earliest days of our society’s digital takeover; consider that the original film, The Shop Around the Corner, built its love connection around handwritten letters. Seriously, who actually uses pens to do more than sign documents anymore?